Walker Art Center and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Present World Premiere of Brad Mehldau’s Highway Rider

. November 3, 2010 . 0 Comments

Pianist Brad Mehldau joins forces with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) for the live premiere of a new milestone in symphonic jazz recordings, Highway Rider, Friday-Saturday, November 5-6, at 8 pm in the Walker Art Center’s William and Nadine McGuire Theater.

In a 15-year career marked by its amazing scope, Mehldau has earned acclaim for his complex yet sparkling improvisations, and for a style that ranges from the unabashedly cerebral to the moodily romantic. This latest work encompasses a host of influences ranging from jazz giants to German Romantics to dissonant modernists, but transcends them as something wholly original. Its performance at the Walker with the SPCO is a journey into fresh musical territory on a grand scale. Conducted by Scott Yoo, the concert features star saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist Larry Grenadier, and percussionists Jeff Ballard and Matt Chamberlain. This performance is co-presented with the SPCO.


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